Connect with us

General news

Refuse: Kwara Environment Ministry engages more private contractors



The Kwara Ministry of Environment and Forestry said on Tuesday that more private contractors had been engaged to ensure efficient disposal of refuse in the state.

The Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Amasa Al-Amin, disclosed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Ilorin.

He said that there was need for additional contractors to enhance prompt refuse collection and disposal in the state in order to have a clean environment.

According to him, more people are interested in refuse collection, and the government has started engaging them.

The permanent secretary said that private contractors interested in refuse collection must have the capacity.

“A refuse collector must have a vehicle, necessary tools and materials, as well as most importantly personnel for the job,” he said.

Al-Amin said that one of the major causes of flood was improper disposal of refuse, which could be prevented to a large extent.

The permanent secretary called for a change of attitude among residents to achieve a clean environment in Kwara.

“Our attitude to life makes us who we are and what we become in life.

“People should stop accumulating refuse, rather, they should make use of the necessary things and avoid waste products, which will later end up as liability for them and the society at large,” he said.

The official advised residents in the state to cooperate with the refuse collectors by allowing them to do their job and pay the agreed fee promptly.

“There are cases of refuse collectors being harassed, while some are beaten up in the course of doing their jobs,” Al-Amin said. (NAN)


Edited by Folorunso Poroye/Bayo Sekoni

Contact US:,

Recent Posts

January 2020
« Dec    

NNN News Nigeria: NNN is an online Nigeria news portal that publishes breaking news in politics, business, entertainment, sport, security, features, opinion, environment, education, technology, and the world news at large. NNN publishes only news that is factual, credible, verifiable, authoritative and investigative. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a unique media organization that is founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favor. Contact:

© 2014 - 2019 NNN News Nigeria. All Rights Reserved.